Inspiration

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Speys food court interior design, by Uxus

Amsterdam-based interior design consultancy Uxus has designed Speys, a food court within Jaarbeurs, the Netherlands’ largest event centre based in Utrecht. Speys seats roughly 520 people and adopts an art deco style, characterised by the geometric patterns which adorn the walls and old-fashioned, cinema-style lighting. Old, archive posters previously used to advertise the venue also […]

Rail House Café interiors, by Adam White and Box 9 Design

East Sussex-based consultancy Box 9 Design has designed the interiors for Rail House Café, a new restaurant in London’s Victoria. The interiors have been designed by Box 9 Design founder Lou Davies in collaboration with the restaurant’s founder Adam White. Inspired by the design of a metropolitan train station, the restaurant features multiple hubs which […]

Axel Arigato Gallery, by Christian Halleröd

Shoe and clothing brand Axel Arigato has opened a store-cum-gallery-space in Stockholm, Sweden, working with architect Christian Halleröd, who created the space. The space aims to appear “clean” with a few installations “blown out of proportion”, says the shoe brand, including a 100kg plexiglass display at the centre of the store, yellow fur seats and […]

Tate Edit x Momosan Shop, by Tate Modern and Momoko Mizutani

The Tate Modern’s newest art and design shop Tate Edit will be showcasing a selection of fresh products from 28 April, when Momoko Mizutani takes over as guest curator. Product and furniture designer Jasper Morrison has curated the shop since it opened in November 2016, and will now hand the reins to Mizutani. Featured objects […]

Detox Kitchen rebrand, by AfroditiKrassa

London-based consultancy AfroditiKrassa has rebranded health food restaurant brand, Detox Kitchen. The new visual identity has been created to reflect the company’s current transition from a start-up to a small and medium-sized business (SME). It features a new, hand-written style logo, and a bright visual style comprising colourful photography of fruit and vegetables overlaid with […]

Lumene rebrand, by JDO

JDO has created a new visual identity for Finnish beauty brand Lumene to coincide with its release of a new series of skincare and cosmetic ranges. The new identity is based on the concept of “beauty born of light” and inspired by the natural landscapes of the brand’s Nordic homeland. The new identity and packaging […]

Every Freedom Needs a Fighter campaign, by Amnesty International

Amnesty International Hong Kong has launched its “Every Freedom Needs a Fighter” campaign, which looks to highlight the erosion of the country’s freedom of expression laws. As part of the campaign, Amnesty International opened a pop-up bookstore in central Hong Kong that sold over 1,000 censored or blacked out books to suggest that this could […]

Kusmi Tea retail concept, by Christopher Jenner

Christopher Jenner has created a concept for Kusmi Tea, which will roll out in the US and emerging markets. Kusmi Paris went into business in 1867 and was known for its Bouquet of Flowers blend, which was popular with Tsar Nicholas II of Russia. The brief to Jenner was to design a new concept which would […]

Pop-Up speakeasy for Davos World Forum, by David Rockwell

David Rockwell Group has designed a “pop-up speakeasy” for the not-for-profit Davos World Economic Forum 2017. It has been designed for parties, receptions and meetings. Some 2,500 international businesses, political leaders, academics, NGOs and journalists attend the event.

Lacoste Westfield Stratford interiors, by DesignLSM

DesignLSM has redesigned the interiors of the Lacoste store in Westfield Stratford City, east London. The interiors feature materials including white washed concrete, oak and timber, with dark metal framed cabinets showcasing Lacoste’s product range. The shop front features striking illuminated signage and an entrance wall decorated with a tennis ball installation.

Meantime Brewing Company mural, by Leif Podhajsky

Artist Leif Podhajsky has created a hand painted mural on Shoreditch High Street for the Meantime Brewing Company, as part of the craft brewer’s “Mean it” campaign. The mural features colourful illustrations of Meantime’s beers against a black backdrop, complete with the tagline: “There’s beer. And there’s proper beer”. Podhajsky is best known for his […]

The New Black, by Phoa Kia Boon and Clifford Hiscock

Founder Phoa Kia Boon and creative director Clifford Hiscock have designed The New Black, a coffee shop on Philpot Lane in central London. Design features include stainless steel benches which hide the coffee machines, steel and glass bench seating areas and a “bean counter” near the entrance, where customers are able to smell the individual […]

Glasgow School of Art shop collection, by various

Fourth year students on the product design engineering programme at the Glasgow School of Art have designed a collection of products in collaboration with the GSA shop. The students were briefed to create designs which would allow them to experiment with materials and manufacturing techniques, while also having commercial appeal. The products, which include a […]

Tower Bridge Exhibition’s Engine Rooms, by Drinkall Dean

Drinkall Dean has designed the new shop and ticket area for Tower Bridge Exhibition’s Engine Rooms, which house the steam engines, furnaces and accumulators once used to power the raising of Tower Bridge. Design elements include brass shelves inspired by trays in the engine rooms and a series of coloured steel shelves which are used […]

Barneys Christmas window displays, by Studio Job

Antwerp and Amsterdam-based Studio Job, has partnered with US retailer Barneys for the holiday season. The collaboration includes an installation for the department store’s Christmas window displays, a new product collection and graphics used within the stores. All of the designs are based on the themes of love, peace and joy.

Lab Glassware Range, by Peter Saville

Peter Saville has designed the Lab Glassware Range for the Museum of Science and Industry. They have been etched with the hazard lines made famous by the look and feel of the Haçienda club in Manchester. Saville has already worked with the Museum of Science and Industry on a set of gates for the museum, […]

Mov:el interiors, by Moxon

Architectural practice Moxon has designed the interiors of start-up shoe store Mov:el, bringing all the shop’s stock to the front of store. There is no storeroom, and all the shoes are out on display in cubby holes based in movable modular units. This layout aims to deliver quicker service, says the architect, and also create […]

RIBA Regent Street Windows, by various

Retail stores on London’s Regent Street have teamed up with RIBA Chartered Architects to create a series of display windows featuring an architectural twist. The participating teams include Liberty and Architecture Social Club, Uniqlo and Projects Office and Armani Exchange with Matheson Whiteley. The installations will be on display until 25 September.

Budweiser Olympic mural, by Malika Favre

The Olympics in Rio are weeks away and Budweiser and JKR New York have celebrated Team USA by asking Malika Favre to create a painted mural for them. The 68 x 28 metre piece adorns the side of a building in mid-town Manhattan.

The Whisky Shop, by Gpstudio

Gpstudio has designed the interiors for The Whisky Shop’s new store in Paris’ Place de la Madeleine. The consultancy has stripped back the interiors to highlight the space’s original features, such as the staircase. The shop also includes modern features, including a space hosted by Diageo on the upper floor dedicated to whisky brand Johnnie […]

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Broom Off Broome, By Lee Broom

Lee Broom has unveiled his first store in North America. Broom Off Broome, located in Broome Street, New York, is a pop-up store which features 50 of Lee’s iconic designs across furniture, lighting and accessories. The store showcases signature pieces including the Hanging Hoop Chair, Crystal Bulb and the new Optical Lighting collection, which was […]

Playtype pop-up at Aram

Aram is hosting a pop-up shop by Danish type foundry Aram at its showroom in London’s Covent Garden. Playtype will be selling its collections in the shop, with ranges including notepads, posters and mugs. The pop-up shop will be in place until 6 May. Photography by Amandine Alessandra.

Ur & Penn retail concept, by Dalziel and Pow

Dalziel & Pow has designed a concept store for Swedish watch and jewellery retailer Ur & Penn. The new interior concept includes a “Scandinavian palette” of white and blue, and uses materials such as timber, concrete and leather. Angled lines in the ceiling aim to “draw customers in” from the mall that the store is positioned […]

Heidi Klein store, by Kinnersley Kent Design

Kinnersley Kent Design has created a store concept for swimwear and holidaywear brand Heidi Klein, which it says will “serve as a launchpad for the business’s next phase of international expansion”. The new store concept is launching at Heidi Klein’s Pavilion Road store in London’s Chelsea. Jill Higgins, partner at Kinnersley Kent, says: “Our main design […]

Hunter flagship store, by Checkland Kindleysides

Checkland Kindleysides has designed a new flagship store for footwear brand Hunter. The consultancy worked with Hunter’s creative director Alasdhair Willis to develop the creative concept. The new retail space is based in Tokyo, and is set across two floors covering 945m2. Customers will experience a “journey” as they walk through an “imaginary forest” on […]

J&M Davidson flagship store, by Universal Design Studio

Universal Design Studio has designed the new London flagship store for fashion brand J&M Davidson. The Mayfair store will form the third standalone location for the brand, with existing stores in Aoyama, Tokyo and another on Golborne Road in Notting Hill, London. The consultancy says the focal point of the store is the impressive, cantilevered staircase […]

Dare 2b showroom, by Mynt

Mynt has designed a showroom interior for sports brand Dare 2b. The consultancy says: “The new showroom environment reinforces and showcases the brand’s technical credentials through its ‘design lab’ styling, architecture and merchandising frameworks.”

Abanca branch design, by Morillas

Morillas has created a new branch design for Spanish bank Abanca, which it says aims to improve customer service and employee productivity. The consultancy says it has aimed to develop “a welcoming, innovative and customer-focused experience”.

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Centra store designs, by Household

Household has created new designs for Irish convenience retailer Centra. The consultancy says it has aimed to implement a “Scandinavian deli” look and feel that “reflects grown-up convenience”. At the heart of the store is the new sub-brand The Good Kitchen, also developed by Household, which focuses on “food-for-now”.

kikki.K pop-up store interiors, by Dalziel & Pow

Dalziel & Pow has created the interiors for a new Swedish design pop-up store in London. The Hej London! pop-up store is from design brand kikki.K, which has launched its first UK shop in Covent Garden, London. The store design includes an wall with three paper art displays telling different “narratives” of kikki.K founder Kristina […]

Foyles Christmas campaign, by Foyles in-house team

Foyles has launched its Christmas campaign for this year which aims to show all the “many things a book can be”. It features a stack of wrapped book-shaped presents, bearing phrases such as “It’s a time machine”, “It’s a friend” and “It’s a life changer”. It was created by the in-house creative team, but draws […]

The Origami Juke, by Owen Gildersleeve

Nissan has launched a full-size origami car, to celebrate the Juke model’s 5th birthday. Designed by artist Owen Gildersleeve, the model was built by hand using more than 2,000 pieces of paper. Gildersleeve says: “As a celebration piece, it draws on so many influences, such as the origami focus inspired by Nissan’s Japanese roots.” The […]

The Conran Shop Selfridges concession, by Made in Place

Made In Place has collaborated with The Conran Shop to launch the retailer’s first-ever Selfridges concession. The new concession takes up 200m2 in the homeware department of Selfridges’ Oxford Street store in London. The consultancy worked with Mark Upstone from The Conran Shop and developed a design that uses floating units with integrated LED lighting and intricate mitred […]

Canon Digital Image retail experience, by Dalziel & Pow

Dalziel & Pow has created a new retail experience for Canon which aims to showcase the image quality of its cameras. The concept combines a 4k screen and surrounding digital projections over a 9m2 area. Images taken on Canon cameras are displayed and customers can select and scroll through a gallery using a connected touchscreen. When […]

Science Museum pop-up store, by BAT Studio

BAT Studio has created a pop-up store for London’s Science Museum, which is open at Bluewater shopping centre. The consultancy says: “Reminiscent of jars of sweets, racks filled with brightly coloured test tubes are mounted on the walls creating texture. The aesthetic features furniture constructed from utilitarian galvanised steel channel and cable tray, the sorts […]

Primark Boston, by Dalziel & Pow

Dalziel & Pow has designed Primark’s Boston flagship store – the brand’s first move into the US market. The store occupies the 1912 Burnham Building, formerly home to department store Filene’s, and Dalziel & Pow says the design incorporates “respectful references” throughout. The lobby features a “Hello Boston” mural and the entrance showcases a collection of […]

Leroy Merlin interiors, by Dalziel & Pow

Dalziel & Pow has created a new concept for French retailer Leroy Merlin, offering customers a complete “store of solutions” for all their DIY projects. The new Le Havre store features a new palette of materials and a complete redesign of all the in-store communication from navigation, to pricing, photography and illustration styles. Products are displayed […]

RIBA Regent Street Windows Project

A host of architects have revealed their concept designs for the RIBA Regent Street Windows Project, which is run by the Royal Institute of British Architects. The project, which is now in its sixth year, pairs architects with flagship retailers on London’s Regent Street. The 13 installations will be unveiled in September.

Picturehouse Central interiors, by Martin Brudnizki Design Studio

Martin Brudnizki Studio has created the interiors for the new Picturehouse Central cinema in London’s Trocadero. The cinema has been designed by architect Panter Hudspith and features artworks created by Paul Davis and Patrick Vale. The consultancy says it has aimed to “recast this London landmark and make it fit for a 21st-century audience, with an […]

Mogwai 20th year anniversary merchandise, by Middleboop

Middleboop (Gordon Reid) has designed a suite of materials for the band Mogwai’s 20th year anniversary tour, which includes special artwork for the Roundhouse London and Glasgow Barrowland shows. Meanwhile he has also created the title sequencing for the new video of classic track Helicon 1 and says: “The visuals all came from a really […]

Pret’s Evenings on the Strand, by YourStudio

YourStudio has created the Evenings on the Strand concept for Pret A Manger – an evening dining session that aims to capture the pre-theatre audience at the brand’s store on London’s Strand. The consultancy says it needed to adapt its store an operation strategy, adding: “We needed to create a flexible space that catered for three […]

LA Muscle Boutique, by Barber

Barber has designed the LA Muscle Boutique in Richmond, Surrey. The consultancy says: “LA Muscle, who have historically only had an online presence, wanted to bring a new edge to its business by creating a modern, high-end boutique environment to showcase its nutritional supplements.”

Amuse Beauty Studio, by Portland

Portland has designed the Amuse Beauty Studio at Sydney Airport for client LS Travel Retail Pacific. Lewis Allen, director of environments at Portland, says: “Our aim was to create a beauty experience that supports customers to playfully explore the world of beauty. “The Amuse design immerses customers in imaginative and interactive beauty stories where they […]

Wyevale Garden Centre store design, by Dalziel and Pow

Dalziel and Pow has created a new store design concept for Wyevale Garden Centre. The concept has launched at the brand’s Shrewsbury store and features the Greenhouse – dedicated education and service hub – and signposting wardrobes acting as wayfinding aids.

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Ply branding and interiors, by Instruct Studio

Instruct Studio has created the branding and interior styling for new bar, restaurant and creative space Ply, in Manchester’s Northern Quarter. The interiors feature stripped-back, whited-out walls, pastel tones on tables and bright gradient colours from light boxes. There is also a permanent artwork by Layla Sailor.

Amigos Burgers & Shakes, by The Yard Creative

The Yard Creative has designed the branding and interiors for Amigos Burgers and Shakes in west London. The consultancy says: “Playing on the ‘hat’ of the burger bun allowed the team to explore fun elements within the interior space, while humorous brand messages like ‘Hats off to great burgers’ and ‘#WhatsHatAllAbout’ were created.”

Mulberry Paris, by Universal Design Studio

Universal Design Studio has designed the new Mulberry store on Rue St Honore in Paris. The store features leatherwork tiles by Genevieve Bennett and a chandelier by Lee Broom. Universal Design Studio has been working on Mulberry stores since 2010 and in 2012 the company announced a global expansion plan using the store designs.

Life on Foot, by Universal Design Studio for Camper at the Design Museum

Universal Design Studio has designed the exhibition spotlighting shoe brand Camper at the Design Museum. Life on Foot explores the design culture of the brand and also shares ideas on “the future of walking.” It also marks the 40th anniversary of the Majorcan brand and looks back over its design and manufacturing history. Life on […]

Kaffeine interiors, by DesignLSM

DesignLSM has created the interiors for the new branch of the Kaffeine coffee shop on London’s Eastcastle Street. The consultancy says it aimed to keep interiors details to a minimum, “allowing the interiors to form the perfect backdrop to the theatre of the barista”. DesignLSM says: “The overall environment has been designed to be hardwearing, utilising […]

The Duck & Rice location-based interactives, by The Rumpus Room

The Rumpus Room has created a series of location-based digital engagement experiences for Alan Yau’s latest restaurant The Duck & Rice in London’s Soho. As well as the restaurant’s website, The Rumpus Room has also created the “Duckbox” jukebox, which visitors can control using their mobile devices, and a digital installation behind the bar displaying […]

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